Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dawning

1 sense of dawning

Sense 1
dawn, dawning, morning, aurora, first light, daybreak, break of day, break of the day, dayspring, sunrise, sunup, cockcrow -- (the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning")
       => hour, time of day -- (clock time; "the hour is getting late")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dawn

3 senses of dawn

Sense 1
click, get through, dawn, come home, get across, sink in, penetrate, fall into place -- (become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow")

Sense 2
dawn -- (appear or develop; "The age of computers had dawned")
       => begin, start -- (have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000")

Sense 3
dawn -- (become light; "It started to dawn, and we had to get up")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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